Summer's almost here, and if you're anything like Steve Kraske (that may be a good thing...or maybe not) you're searching for some great vacation reads.
Thursday on Up to Date Steve Kraske welcomes the Book Doctors for a review of some of their recent favorite reads.
We'll check out author Sarah Levine's attempt to redesign her life according to the core values in Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous novel - her own Treasure Island!!!, Christopher Moore's mystery/history/love story Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art and the history of trash in Edward Hume's Garbology, and many more.
You'll find a full list of our Book Doctors picks and those of Steve Kraske and our listeners below:
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro
Home by Toni Morrison
50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith
The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller
Con Art: Why You Should Sell Your Damien Hirsts While You Can by Julian Spalding
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow and Maurice Sendak
Treasure Island!!! By Sara Levine
Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant by Alex Gilvarry
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell
Glenda in Overland Park—50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Allison in Prairie Village—An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Leslie in Leawood—Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden
Megan in Overland Park—A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Marlene in Overland Park—Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Adrianne Russell has a literary addiction that causes her to read and write about many things. A graduate of the Artist, INC professional development program, she maintains the blogs Cabinet of Curiosities and The Writers Republic. She is also a freelance museum educator and unabashed art nerd.
Steve Paul has been a writer and editor at The Kansas City Star since 1975, including a long stint as book review editor. Currently he's senior writer and arts/books editor, writing about culture, music, architecture, books and restaurants. He's the author (and photographer) of Architecture A to Z: An Elemental, Alphabetical Guide to Kansas City's Built Environment and editor of "Kansas City Noir," a collection of contemporary short fiction to be published in October 2012. A native of Boston, he's an alum of UMKC and KCUR-FM and has talked about books on KCUR talk shows for the last 16 years or more.
Kaite Mediatore Stover is the Director of Reader Services for Kansas City Public Library. She is the co-editor of The Readers Advisors' Handbook and leads the KCPL/Kansas City Star FYI Book Club. She is the recipient of the Public Library Association’s 2012 Allie Beth Martin Award.